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10 trends in green kitchens

Jahnkecounter_2According to HGTV, here are the 10 trends in greening up your kitchen, along with links to some resources:

1. Low-VOC countertops (pictured: Richlite counter in a Claremont home)

2. Energy-efficient appliances (Energy Star rated)

3. Sun-welcoming skylights (try Solatubes for tricky areas)

4. Renewable flooring (try natural linoleum, bamboo, or FSC-certified wood)

5. Smarter insulation

6. Energy-saving lighting (compact fluorescents, or LED lights)

7. Tree-friendly cabinets (FSC certified)

8. Hands-free faucets

9. Tankless water heaters

10. Insulated windows

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2 Comments on 10 trends in green kitchens

  1. I have been involve in the construction & especially the flooring industry for years; I am wanting to start a green company & am seeking dialog to understand potentials and adice.
    Al Black, Indianapolis

  2. We just found a great posting on green alternatives for countertops. The list included the one mentioned above (Richlite) and others. It also talks about why other materials are not so eco-friendly. The article is posted at http://www.getwithgreen.com

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